My spouse hasn't contributed anything to my accounts in 15 years. I pay for everything, I handle all the bills, the taxes, my money goes toward renovations, trips, etc. I have a 401K, a Roth IRA and an HSA and would like to be able to keep that money. Is there a way I can do this? I know Ohio is a... Read more »
All those issues are part of the discussion you must have with your attorney, and cannot be answered on-line. It depends on all the facts and details. Marital property is subject to being divided, including retirement accounts. Any agreement between the spouses during the marriage is not...Read more »
I have had a flooding issues twice, consecutively, and I was notified by the other landlord (not our own), that the previous renter of our unit had multiple issues with the same flooding, and the landlord did nothing about it. She ultimately moved out due to the flooding. I'm trying to find out if,... Read more »
Landlord does not have to disclose prior problems. If the problems continue and landlord does not fix them promptly, a tenant can give landlord written notice, and then start paying rent into escrow with the local court. Check the court web site for the escrow process.
i let this family live there because they had lost their home due to being evicted, for non payment of rent, i found out after the fact. i want to sell the home/land/mineral rights, and walk away. we have no money for a lawyer, its just me and 4 children. any advice is appreciated.
It isn't against the law. But if you file for divorce, then you can also file with the court asking for an order that he return a vehicle to you to use. The vehicles all are considered marital property, even if only in his name, so the court can decide how to divide them between you both during...Read more »
My neighbors leave their dog outside in a small fenced in area 24/7. I never see it out. There is a dog house but it doesn’t have a flap and I don’t think it has any straw. It stays out there even when temperatures drop below 30 degrees. Is this even legal? It’s heartbreaking.
It is not legal. R.C. § 959.131(D)(3) states that it is considered torture to "confine the companion animal without affording it. during the impoundment or confinement, with access to shelter from heat, cold, wind, rain, snow, or excessive direct sunlight if it can reasonably be expected that the...Read more »
My 16 year old son got a speeding ticket. The cop never told him how fast he was going but I saw after the fact it was 36mph over the limit. We got an attorney for court obviously, but I just noticed the time of the incident is wrong. It happened at 10:10pm. The ticket says 2:58pm. Does that error... Read more »
He has stage 4 cancer, hospice is in, and he is no longer able to leave the house. He wants to get his will done so there is no fighting. He also owes a bit on his house but wants to transfer the home to his daughter, can this be done? Lots of questions but hope to be guided in the right direction.... Read more »
I live in ohio, am a navy vet, and have a lawyer who will represent me in court. He has said that I do not have to show up, and that we will plead not guilty. Is this a good move and should I show up? I also have not signed a contract with him. Should I get a contract?
MOST COURTS IN OHIO ACCEPT FAXED OR E-MAIL NOT GUILTY PLEAS FROM ATTORNEYS. IT AVOIDS WASTING THE ATTORNEYS TIME SHOWING UP AT AN ARRAIGNMENT WHERE NOTHING REALLY GETS DONE OTHER THAN A PLEA ENTERED AND A JUDGE ASSIGNED.
It's not clear what the question is here. Roughly, it looks like someone said things about you that have caused you monetary harm. If you added a couple of additional facts about the nature of what was said (without including any personal information), maybe an attorney who deals with defamation...Read more »
Since it is company property, and there is no expectation of privacy in public areas, the company can do that -- but not in restrooms, locker rooms, changing rooms, fitting rooms, or other private areas where people expect privacy.
Unfortunately, "should" is not a legal term. You can sue landlord in small claims court for the cost of the hotel. The court will determine if landlord breached the lease by not providing habitable premises and is liable to reimburse you. Try to work it out with landlord, or check the local...Read more »
Apt complex pressured me into renewing our lease, with scare tactics, while we were shopping for a home. Now we are under contract and they will not break the lease. They say they cannot void due to fair housing act? I thought that was more for discrimination in leasing not breaking the lease. I... Read more »
They do not have to offer an early lease termination. If you leave and stop paying, and they sue, they do have an obligation to mitigate their loss, but if they have other vacant apartments, the court would decide if they have to fill yours first, or all the other vacancies before yours.
My significant other and I bought a home. He wants out, and will not be able to afford the house. He is asking for 1/2 the equity in a buy out, to sign off on a refi to get his name of of the mortgage. i have been told there are no laws citing splitting equity in non married couples. Is this true?... Read more »
There is no law for unmarried couples sharing equity, only married couples who divorce. Whoever of the unmarried couple is named on the deed -- is the owner. If the unmarried couple splits up, and there is no written contract between them directing what happens with the house and its equity, then...Read more »
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